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11:00 AM on 12.06.2012

J.S. Joust designer on art, failures, and motion control

Last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) was a real instant friendship time. Douglas Wilson is probably the most down-to-earth, PhD-educated videogame developer I've met all year. There was no subject he wasn't willing to roll...

Jonathan Holmes

9:30 PM on 11.30.2012

The DTOID Show: Sony's New Controller, God of War & THQ

We were live earlier today for The Destructoid Show, and if you missed it... Shame on you. But here's a recording anyway. Sony patented a new controller that's kinda cool, but also stupid-looking. THQ's in the latest Humble ...

Max Scoville

11:30 AM on 11.30.2012

Sony patents DualShock/Move hybrid that breaks in two

A new patent from Sony has revealed a unique little idea that potentially hints at future PlayStation plans -- a hybridized controller that blends both the DualShock and PlayStation Move into one gestalt beast.  The quir...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 11.17.2012

CVG looks back on the origins of the Wii

On the eve of the Wii U's launch, it's time to pay our final respects to the console its replacing, because unlike the PS2, no company is going to be supporting the Wii from here on out. The Wii was a treasure trove of potent...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 11.12.2012

Jimquisition: Touch Waggle Touch Waggle Swipe

Over half a decade of frustration is about to be unleashed with glorious fury. It's been six years, the tech has been demonstrated, yet still the tech demos come. So few games have found a way to implement new interfaces gra...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 09.22.2012

Johann Sebastian Joust is tag made awesome

Describing Johann Sebastian Joust is arguably one of the most difficult things I've had to do since I saw the game back at E3. The best I've managed to come up with is: "It's kind of like tag... But it's also got some elemen...

Spencer Hayes





8:00 PM on 09.13.2012

Skid to victory in this Wii U Sports Connection trailer

No, I didn't come up with that hilariously horrid pun in the title. That one was courtesy of Nintendo themselves in this new trailer for Ubisoft's Sports Connection on Wii U. Oh, you think they'd stop there, but no,&nbs...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 PM on 07.18.2012

The DTOID Show: Tony Hawk, Sleeping Dogs & Metro's Spider

The big news today is the newly announced voice cast for Sleeping Dogs, which includes Lucy Liu, Tim Wilkinson, Robin Shou, and oddly enough, Emma Stone. A video walkthrough of the E3 demo of Metro: Last Light is now online,...

Max Scoville

5:45 PM on 07.18.2012

DTOID Extra: LEAP's motion-control makes Kinect look dumb

The LEAP is essentially a precision Kinect that senses various types of gestures in a 3D space, and can be used for a whole ton of stuff besides Fruit Ninja and dance games. The video on the LEAP's website makes it look...

Max Scoville



I am officially done with the Kinect photo
I am officially done with the Kinect
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I owe everyone an apology. This past March, I stated that "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor validates owning a Kinect." As it turns out, I was so, so wrong. We went as far as having the Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review pass through the hands of three different Destructoid editors in an attempt to get the game to work, until finally realizing that Heavy Armor is, in fact, simply broken. 

The reason why I was so hyped for Steel Battalion in the first place, other than loving the original Xbox game, was because I wanted to believe that the Kinect could actually succeed with a real core game. Up until this point, Kinect seemed designed to work with a few specific types of games: exercise games, on-rails experiences, and party games.

The key driving force here was that Steel Battalion was going to be the first game to use the actual controller in conjunction with the Kinect motion detection. That's what I, and I'm sure many others, believed would be key to making a legitimate experience on the Kinect.

After yesterday's review, however, I've come to the realization that the Kinect is a glorified beta test that we've all been suckered into buying.

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6:00 PM on 05.19.2012

Rumor: Wii U controller trades its nubs for sticks

E3 is just a few weeks away. Everything that is going to be at the show already exists somewhere, right at this very moment. It's just a matter of time before wee see it all.  It looks like one surprise of the show may h...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 04.01.2012

DNA sync completed with Assassin's Creed: Kinect

It was bound to happen. We're finally seeing the full capabilities of the Kinect motion sensor, and it looks like they've announced the ultimate in immersive gaming. Assassin's Creed: Kinect puts gamers back in the shoes of Ezio in what looks to be a motion-controlled remake of Revelations. Check out the trailer. Obviously, another joke trailer. But wow, well done!

Ian Bonds

11:00 PM on 03.25.2012

Freddie W reveals an 'inconvenient truth' to himself

Freddie Wong has once again captured the current video game culture and applied it to one of his regular videos on YouTube. This time, Freddie is a time traveler who jumps back in time to let his younger self know about how awesome gaming could have been. Oh, and Cheetos.

Ian Bonds

8:00 PM on 02.27.2012

Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat

Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g...

Liam Fisher

5:00 AM on 02.15.2012

Get your tilt on in Need for Speed/DiRT 3 on PC

This one took me a little bit to wrap my head around. Flypad, available on iTunes, allows you to control PC racing games like Need For Speed: The Run and DiRT 3 with touchscreen and tilt controls by downloading the iOS ...

Liam Fisher

4:00 PM on 01.16.2012

Five games we could really Kinect with

Kinect, as it stands right now, is a "pretty cool" thing. As a supplement to the general operation of an Xbox 360, it's hard for me to imagine living without it now that it's in my home. As an accessory designed for the purpo...

Conrad Zimmerman